Category: History

Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War

Title: Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War Series: Modern War Series Author: David Glantz Genre: Military History Publisher: University Press of Kansas Release Date: 1998 Format: Hardcover Pages: 408 This is a classic of East Front literature, written by Prof Glantz in response to the claims by "Suvorov" about plans

Thunder in the East (Second Edition)

Title: Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War 1941-1945 (Second Edition) Series: Modern Wars Author: Evan Mawdsley Genre: Military History Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Release Date: 2015 (Second Edition) Format: Kindle Pages: 536 This is a pretty decent one-volume history of the war in Russia, but nothing particularly interesting.  At 536 pages, the book just isn't

Enduring the Whirlwind

Title: Enduring the Whirlwind: The German Army and the Russo-German War 1941-1943 Series: Wolverhampton Military Studies Author: Gregory Liedtke Genre: Military History Publisher: Helion and Company Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 248

War on the Eastern Front: The German Soldier in Russia 1941-1945

Title: War on the Eastern Front: The German Soldier in Russia 1941-1945 Author: James Lucas Genre: Military History Publisher: Frontline Books Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 224 This is not a bad book about the experience of German soldiers on the Eastern Front, although it also doesn't add much to the literature.  The book

White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian

Title: White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian Series: Cass Military Studies Author: Jamie Bisher Genre: Military History Publisher: Routledge Release Date: 2006 Format: Kindle Pages: 492 I had pretty low expectations when I started reading this book, as it sounded more like an academic exercise than anything else. It turns out, however, that the

The Splintered Empires

Title: The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917-1921 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2017 Format: Kindle Pages: 498 This is an excellent book about the end of World War I on the Eastern front.  Not only does the book include detailed accounts of Kerensky's last-gasp offensive, the implosion of

Russia’s Last Gasp: The Eastern Front 1916–17

Title: Russia's Last Gasp: The Eastern Front 1916–17 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 472 This is an excellent account of World War I on the Eastern front after the exhausting and destructive battles of 1914-1915. The author's account of the Brusilov Offensive is excellent, by

Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915

Title: Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 464 This is a very good book about a little-covered topic. Moscow of the book focuses on the fighting in Galicia, there is little coverage of the fighting in north or other areas.

Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914

Title: Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 488 This is an excellent book on the first several months of WWI on the Eastern Front. The author does a pretty job job of summarizing the maneuvers

The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917–1922

Title: The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917–1922 Author: Joan Mcguire Mohr Genre: Military History Publisher: McFarland Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 263 This is a good book on a topic with which I am pretty familiar; the author has done quite a bit of research and cites various events, people, anecdotes, that

Konev’s Golgotha: Operation Typhoon Strikes the Soviet Western Front, October 1941

Title: Konev's Golgotha: Operation Typhoon Strikes the Soviet Western Front, October 1941 Author: Michael Filippenkov Genre: Military History Publisher: Helion and Company Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 171 This is kind of a strange little volume...a very narrowly-focused treatise on a small and not especially significant part of Operation Typhoon, concerning the area around

The Russian Civil War

Title: The Russian Civil War Author: Evan Mawdsley Genre: Military History Publisher: Pegasus Books Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 260 This is a good, but not excellent account of the Russian Civil War. The author does a good job of describing the chaotic campaigns, along with the strengths and weaknesses of the Reds and